Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature (Google eBook)
Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.
Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as:
Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years.
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Review: Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With NatureUser Review - Jay - Goodreads
This is like a compendium of good practices, with everything from sustainable streetscapes to building infrastructure all brought together in one place. Amazing resources to have, but dense. A bit like a career of learning packed into one book. Read full review
Review: Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With NatureUser Review - Goodreads
This book is the solution to the New Urban/Landscape Urban debate, and it was around before Landscape Urbanism rose to prominence.
Walkable Streetsand NetworksDan Burden
Biophilia Open SpaceCarolee Kokola
Indoor Wastewater TreatmentJohn Todd
Part Four Case Studies in Sustainable
The Santa Monica Sustainable CityPlan City of SantaMonica
Incorporating Sustainability through
Illustrating Density The Transectofthe Everyday
Neighborhood CompletenessEliot Allen
Neighborhood HousingLaurie Volk
Economic Benefits of Locally Owned
Seattle Washington United
Tucson Arizona United States
Shanghai China Galisteo Basin Preserve Santa Fe
Scales of Intervention